Embracing the Desert in Our Hearts

Embracing the Desert in Our Hearts

Famous French author, poet, and aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once wrote in his acclaimed masterpiece The Little Prince: “What makes the desert beautiful … is that somewhere it hides a well.” As I reflected on this profound statement, I couldn’t help but think of the ascetic fathers and mothers who...

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Understanding and Living Our Orthodox Faith: Embracing Woundedness

Understanding and Living Our Orthodox Faith: Embracing Woundedness

“The more we become clear about our places of wounding, the more freedom we gain because we are no longer controlled by unconscious impulses.” (St. Zosimas) We all bear wounds. Some of our wounds are physical and apparent for the world to see. But most of our deepest wounds are...

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